A musical masterpiece: Review of Shawn Mendes’s latest album “Wonder”
BY KAYLA GATES Shawn Mendes has come a long way from his roots as a social media sensation, now releasing his fourth studio album as an international pop star. His latest work, “Wonder,” displays just how talented the singer-songwriter truly is, and how much he has grown as an... Read more
Commercialized corruption: Why the Grammys should not be taken seriously
BY EMMA HUERTA 2020 was a big year for R&B musician The Weeknd. The release of his latest album, “After Hours,” in March earned him widespread praise and critical acclaim.  In fact, “Blinding Lights,” track nine on the album, broke the record for most weeks in the top 10... Read more
The series to start your holiday spirits: A review of Netflix’s new show “Dash & Lily”
BY SOFIA MENDEZ In this final stretch of 2020, a Christmas-themed series like “Dash & Lily” on Netflix is definitely a must-watch romantic comedy that will make you fall in love– even if you claim to hate love– in time for the winter holidays. There comes an age when... Read more
Eatery for all kinds of tastes: A review of Effe Cafe
BY NINA RAMIREZ In September, Cooper City gained a brand new cafe, Effe Cafe, that’s sure to satisfy all kinds of people with different cravings. Those who are lucky enough to give it a try will find the location inside a Marathon gas station on Stirling Road, making it... Read more
Corona-tine activities: How CCHS students are staying entertained while social distancing
BY ALYSSA KHAN Quarantine can be a draining, boring time and it can be hard to find activities to do to stay entertained while social distancing. CCHS students were asked how they stay entertained during quarantine and here’s what they said: Click a picture and scroll to read the... Read more
Listening to “Positions” for you: Ariana Grande’s new album “Positions” is just what you’d expect
BY KAREN SUROS Ariana Grande has come a long way since she first appeared on TV screens as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show “Victorious.” She has established a name for herself as an A-list celebrity and Grammy award-winning artist, leading any and all of her projects to be... Read more
Teenagers or ticking time bombs?: Netflix original show “Grand Army” narrates the adolescent experience
BY KAREN SUROS Going to high school is tough. Pressure culminates in the last four years of government-mandated education and teenagers struggle to find themselves amidst confusing hormones, classes and societal pressures. It’s enough to render a perfectly mentally-stable individual totally insane. However, going to high school and finding... Read more
A cinematic demise: The fate of movie theaters in the age of the pandemic
BY ADDISON ROBERTS Movie theaters have been the primary form of film exhibition since the dawn of cinema, but this past decade has seen massive threats posed to the industry. Streaming services and the end of the “golden age of television” have greatly expanded what is available for consumers... Read more
Are you college ready?: A guide on the college application process
BY SOFIA MENDEZ The process to apply successfully to a university may be perceived as a long and complex process. However, with the correct guidance, this can be the opposite. By following some basic guidelines, it is possible to achieve and obtain a spot in the college or university... Read more
Trick or treat: The Lariat staff’s favorite Halloween-y things
BY ADDISON ROBERTS AND KAMDYN ROHER Although Halloween festivities look very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic Our staff is no different, as our team is filled with a menagerie of people with different tastes. Here are The Lariat 2020-2021 staff’s favorite books, movies, songs and television... Read more